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Frequently Asked Questions

Craft Questions

Rozendal is the name of our farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This is where our vinegars are crafted. It was a natural choice to call our vinegars Rozendal after the place they were born from.

Crafting vinegars in the old traditional way, but with a contemporary twist of botanical infusions.

Balsamic style vinegars infused with a selection of fresh or dried botanicals chosen for either their culinary or health enhancing properties.

Yes, we make all of our own vinegars in our cellar on Rozendal Farm. We source select wines from wineries in our region and ferment these wines to vinegar in our cellar. 

We are strong supporters of using wood as a medium as it allows the vinegar to breathe, mature and evolve over time. All our vinegars are aged in small oak casks. 

Vinegar is made by two distinct biological processes. The first process is called alcoholic fermentation and occurs when yeasts change natural sugars to alcohol under controlled conditions. In the second process, a group of bacteria called Acetobacter converts the alcohol portion to acetic acid. This is the acid fermentation that forms vinegar.

No, our vinegars are not certified organic. However, we source organic wines and botanicals wherever possible, but our main focus is using quality ingredients and therefore we decided not to limit ourselves to exclusively certified organic.

Absolutely, we do not filter or pasteurize our vinegars. We feel that there is so much goodness in live vinegars and their ability to promote health as well as evolve in flavours over time.

It is world’s apart. Industrial vinegar production is a quick process often using substandard alcohol as a base. Our focus is on slow fermentation and maturation processes using quality ingredients as our base. Of course, industrial vinegar production has its place, but we would like to see more handcrafted vinegars out there too.

Usage Questions

The Vinegar Institute conducted studies to find out and confirmed that vinegar’s shelf life is almost indefinite. Because of its acid nature, vinegar is self-preserving and does not need refrigeration. Like a good wine, we believe our vinegars will also get better with time. Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight for best results.

Experiment and have fun with vinegar. Acid is an essential element of cooking. Definitely, not limited to only salad dressings. Follow us on socials to see how you can use our vinegars in fun and interesting ways.

Shopping Questions

Yes, we offer complimentary tours and tastings from the farm by appointment. You can book by email

Yes, pop us a mail for our latest price list.

Yes, pop us a mail for our latest price list.

Same Day Dispatch

All orders placed before 4pm Monday to Friday are dispatched same day.

Free & Fast Delivery

Free delivery service on all orders over R 1200.

Exchanges & Returns

Unfortunately we do not accept returns on food products.